posted on Mar, 3 2013 @ 04:54 PM
I take this claim with a large pinch of salt because the question of stability of the ground state of the Higgs field is sensitive to the values of
the constants used in the Standard Model and we do not yet know the Higgs boson's mass accurately enough to make safe predictions about the fate of
the Universe. Not only that, different measurements of the gravitational constant fluctuate within a few percentage points, meaning that we may not
have accurate enough values of this and other constants to predict with certainty that a lower state of the Higgs field exists. Also, there are recent
indications from CERN (see here
) that several scalar doublets may exist for the Higgs field, in which case
instability of the vacuum may be in principle avoided. Besides, every good theoretical physicist knows that the Standard Model, in whose context these
calculations have been made, has to be wrong! In fact, I KNOW that it is wrong. I proved it in several published books decades ago, but the proof was
ignored because it conflicted with the Standard Model, which was a big no no then. I predict that quarks are not fundamental but composed of three
spin-1/2 preons. There WILL be another revolution in particle physics in a few years. Hopefully, the upgraded LHC will uncover the necessary
experimental signatures for quark compositeness. Until then all bets about the fate of the universe are still off, as far as I am concerned, as you
cannot trust calculations made with a faulty theory.
edit on 3-3-2013 by micpsi because: Typo corrected.